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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Autumn carpets"

I enjoy seeing carpets of fallen leaves and flowers in autumn.

As my family will attest, I am not the tidiest of people, so have never been one to complain about the falling of leaves from deciduous trees in autumn. The past week, with its sudden colder weather, has seemed to accelerate the colour of these trees in our neighbourhood, and carpets of fallen leaves are starting to form everywhere. To me, these are a delightful tapestry, bringing colour to the ground, and I still have a childish delight in scuffing through a mass of leaves and hearing that sati  ... Read On »

May in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

May heralds cooler weather and the colouring of autumn leaves. And there is plenty for us to do in the garden! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

You can finally plant out tulip and hyacinth bulbs now! Give them a sunny position and add some bulb fertiliser to the soil. They probably will not flower again next year but it is a joy to have them in the spring garden. In our climate it is best to buy fresh bulbs of these each year if you wish to grow them.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 301 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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"Miscellaneous" forum topic: "Kay Parris magnolia seed pods"

Frances asks:
 Should I remove the seed pods from the Kay Parris magnolia?

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